Thursday, December 24, 2020

MRO Well With Jump In Production After Coming Back On Line -- December 24, 2020

Jump in production after coming back on line after neighboring wells fracked.

The well:

  • 19834, 1,291, MRO, Jacob Madison 11-27H, Reunion Bay, t8/11; cum 390K 10/20; period of interest:

Two Huge CLR Wells Returning To Status -- Production Sustained -- December 24, 2020

This page won't be updated. These two wells are tracked here

These two wells are being returned to production with great results:

  • 32605, 1,995, CLR, Charolais North Federal 1-3H1, first bench of Three Forks , Elm Tree; 46 stages, 10 million lbs; bottom hole location 204' FSL & 1320' FEL, SWSE 10-153-94; 1280-acres; sections 3/10-153-94; t9/15/16; as of 12/16: cum 101K oil and 122 MCF natural gas = 121,474 boe as of 12/16; oil / natural gas split: 83% / 17%; definitely a small jump in 9/19; cum 756K 10/20; jump in production in 9/19, holds steady through 12/19; off line 6/20; remains off line 7/20; returned to production, 8/20;
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  • 32606, 2,305, CLR, Brangus North 1-2H2, Elm Tree, second bench of the Three Forks, 46 stages, 10 million lbs; 19 days of total drilling; within the target zone 94% of the total 9,852' of lateral section; this well is easily exceeding a 900,000 EUR type curve; link here; additional information here; and here; cattle names here; bottom hole location 236' FSL & 2014' FWL, SESW 11-153-94; March, 2016, a name change from Brangus Federal 1-2H1 to Brangus North 1-2H2; 1280-acre unit, sections 2/11-153-94; t9/2/16; as of 12/16: cum 152K oil and 192 MCF natural gas = 184,550 boe; oil/natural gas split: 83% / 17%; t9/16; cum 713K 10/20; off line 6/20; remains off line 7/20; returned to production, 8/20;
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Several WPX Arikara Wells Going Over 500K Bbls Cumulative Crude Oil In Reunion Bay -- December 24, 2020

The WPX Arikara wells are tracked here.

This page won't be updated.

Look at the production data for some of these wells:

The Arikara wells in this area:

  • 19768, 261, WPX, Arikara 15-22HC, Reunion Bay, t12/11; cum 699K 10/20; see this post;
  • 33619, 2,229, WPX, Arikara 15-22HA, Reunion Bay, t3/18; cum 422K 10/20;

  • 33642, 2,183, WPX, Arikara 15-22HQL, Reunion Bay, t3/18; cum 540K 10/20;
  • 23965, 2,528, WPX, Arikara 15-22HW, Reunion Bay, t3/18; cum 485K 10/20;
  • 23964, 2,712, WPX, Arikara 15-22HB, Reunion Bay, t3/18; cum 468K 10/20;
  • 23963, 2,017, WPX, Arikara 15-22HX, Reunion Bay, t3/18; cum 376K 10/20;
  • 23966, 2,086, WPX, Arikara 15-22HY, Reunion Bay, t3/18; cum 492K 10/20;
  • 23967, 2,367, WPX, Arikara 15-22HD, Reunion Bay, t3/18; cum 448K 10/20;


Wow, The Bakken Never Ceases To Amaze Me -- Another Record Well -- MRO, Of Course -- Who Else? -- Another "Low-Water Frack" -- December 24, 2020

I'm beginning to think "the Bakken" as a blog is too big a subject. I may just start reporting MRO wells. LOL. 

The MRO L-O-T-V wells are tracked here Record IPs are tracked here.

The well:

  • 36922, drl/NC, MRO, Lang USA 41-8TFH, Reunion Bay, API: 33-061-04594; t--; cum 65K over 17 days, initial production data, 64,505 bbls over 17 days extrapolates to 113,832 bbls over 30 days; fracked 9/16/20 - 9/28/20; 9.8 million gallons of water; water 66.3% by mass; see completion strategies at sidebar at the right;
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And there is more. On the same pad:

  • 36923, drl/NC, MRO, Thorson USA 41-8H, Reunion Bay, 33-061-04595, t--; cum 22K over eight days; initial production, 21,575 bbls over eight days extrapolates to 80,906 bbls over 30 days; fracked 9/16/20 - 9/29/20; 10.5 million gallons of water; 68.2% water by mass; see completion strategies at sidebar at the right;
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Another well on the same pad:

  • 37323, loc/NC, MRO, Oscar Thorson USA 41-8TFH-2B, Reunion Bay, 33-061-04659, t--; cum 50K over 18 days; initial production data, 49,870 bbls over 18 days extrapolates to 83,117 bbls over 30 days; fracked 9/16/20 - 9/26/20; 7.5 million gallons of water; water 59.6% by mass;

LEGO: Pandemic Panic Set #17654 -- December 24, 2020

For tonight only. This photo will be a stand-alone tonight but will eventually move to another spot on the blog. 

A huge "thank you" to a reader. I had not see this before. 

Christmas Adam -- 2020

Link here for Spanish ham:  Jamón Serrano & Jamón Ibérico.

If you had to pick just one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? I know what I’d go for: Spanish ham. 
In Spain, there’s nothing quite as important as ham. 
It’s bigger than religion, bigger than football, and goes beyond just a regular obsession. This isn’t just food, it’s life. Don’t believe me? Just ask a local! All you need to do is mention jamón ibérico to a Spaniard and you’ll see their eyes glaze over and their mouth salivate. But what’s the big deal? Locals might lose their minds for this stuff, but why? And what do you need to know before you get to Spain and start ordering your own ham at a bar? If you go to a restaurant you’ll see up to three or four kinds of Spanish ham on the menu, with prices ranging from five euros a kilo to over 100 euros a kilo! So what’s the difference, and is it worth it?

I’m going to try and answer all these questions (and more!). So let’s dive into the delicious world of Spanish ham, with this guide to all things jamón serrano and jamón ibérico.   

My 20-year-old nephew Connor shared this with me last night. It was truly incredible.

 The special stand cost extra but he won't need to buy another one in the future. 

From the net:

Winter Storm -- December 24, 2020

Why Not? It Doesn't Fit The Narrative

The Dollar -- December 24, 2020

For the dollar, it appears the number to watch: 90. 

From twitter today:

Summary, Trading Economics

The dollar index remained below 90.5 in the fourth week of December, stronger than an over 2-1/2-year low of 89.80 touched in the previous week but much weaker than the 100 mark reached in the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic
Prospects of a swift economic recovery in 2021 as the Covid-19 vaccine rollout started, a new fiscal stimulus bill, bets the Fed will keep its monetary policy ultra-accommodative and prospects the EU and the UK will finally reach a post-Brexit trade deal have been raising investors risk-appetite, pushing the dollar down
Still, concerns about the new coronavirus strain have prevented further losses. 
Comment: one wonders what a "major" shooting war in the Mideast would do? Or for that matter, a "major conflict" involving China with some other country?

US dollar index, wiki:

It is a weighted geometric mean of the dollar's value relative to following select currencies:
  • Euro (EUR), 57.6% weight
  • Japanese yen (JPY) 13.6% weight 
  • Pound sterling (GBP), 11.9% weight 
  • Canadian dollar (CAD), 9.1% weight 
  • Swedish krona (SEK), 4.2% weight 
  • Swiss franc (CHF) 3.6% weight
From Investopedia:
The U.S. dollar index has risen and fallen sharply throughout its history, reaching its high point in February 1985 with a value of 164.72 and its low point in March 2008 with a value of 70.698. As of March 25, 2020, the index carried a value of 100.35, meaning that the U.S. dollar has depreciated versus the basket of currencies since 1985 but is roughly equal to its starting value in 1973. The index is greatly affected by macroeconomic factors, including inflation/deflation in the dollar and foreign currencies included in the comparable basket, as well as recessions and economic growth in those countries. 
The contents of the basket of currencies have only been changed once since the index started when the Euro replaced many European currencies previously in the index in 1999 such as Germany's predecessor currency, the Deutschemark. In the coming years, it is likely currencies will be replaced as the index strives to represent major U.S. trading partners. It is likely in the future that currencies such as the Chinese yuan (CNY) and Mexican peso (MXN) will supplant other currencies in the index due to China and Mexico being major trading partners with the United States.

A Huge Bruin Fort Berthold Well Just Returned To Production -- December 24, 2020

The well:

  • 24739, conf-->loc-->DRL/IA->A, Bruin/HRC, Fort Berthold 152-94-15B-22-5H, Antelope, 5K first month; cum 92K 2/14; no indication this well has been fracked yet, but I assume it has (2/14); cum 521K 10/20; huge well; see this post; recent production:
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No Daily Activity Report For December 24 - 25, 2020

A WPX Roggenbuck Well In Van Hook Has Probably Gone Over 500K Bbls Cumulative Crude Oil -- December 24, 2020

The well:

  • 27430, 930, WPX, Roggenbuck 4-9HW, Van Hook, t11/14; cum 454K 10/20;

Recent production;

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A Bruin Fort Berthold Well Goes Over 500K Bbls Cumulative Crude Oil -- December 24, 2020

The well:

  • 31188, 3,752, Bruin/HRC, Fort Berthold 148-95-25B-36-8H, Eagle Nest, 56 stages, 6.7 million lbs, t4/16; cum 501K 10/20; see this note; recent production:
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Time To Call In The Feds On A "Civil Rights" Issue? December 24, 2020


December 29, 2020: today we learn two things -- whatever the attorney general hit, that "thing" was carrying come "kind of light." Unless it was Rudolph's red nose .... 

The second thing we learn is that authorities are perplexed about some kind of strange item in the middle of the road "which might help explain where where the vehicle was when it hit "something." It will be interesting if we learn that the victim was walking against trhw raffic on the other side of the road. In other words, when the "mishap" occurred, on what side of the road was the vehicle?

December 26, 2020: link here -- New York Daily News. First public comments by Ravnsborg since story broke. Parse  his statement: "I believe I have not committed any crime."

  • Question: how many times have you immediately phoned 911 after hitting an animal on the highway? Ravnsborg: said he immediately phoned 911 that he hit something and that it was in the middle of the road.
  • Question: how many speeding tickets have you received in any given five-year period? He has several driving violations on his record, ABC News reported, pleading guilty to speeding six times between 2014 and 2018, paying fines of $19 to $79. And, of course, that's just the ones where he's been caught, cited, and reported.
  • A speeding ticket in SD typically adds two points to a motorist's driving record. Any driver who accrues 15 points in twelve consecutive months is subject to suspension.

Original Post

The last time we updated this story we were told that a decision on charges might come before Christmas. That was two weeks ago. 

Most recent: Governor Noem is finally weighing in -- "this is a disservice to the victim's family." 

From the [Sioux Falls] Argus Leader:

The governor isn't happy that South Dakotans still don't know if their attorney general will be charged criminally for killing a pedestrian while driving through Highmore more than 100 days ago.

Gov. Kristi Noem this week expressed her displeasure with the failure of the Hyde County State's Attorney's Office to determine whether South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg should be indicted after he struck and killed 55-year-old Joe Boever on the evening of Sept. 12.

"I share South Dakotans' frustration about the amount of time that has taken," she said in a statement to the Argus Leader. "To have more than 100 days go by without resolution on this is a disservice to the victim's family."

17221 -- XTO State Well In Charlson Oil Field -- December 24, 2020

What caught my interest with regard to this well was the naming of the wells on the same pad:

  • 30713, 1,823, XTO, State 11X-16MB5, Charlson, t2/16; cum 206K 10/20;
  • 30714, 1,864, XTO, State 11X-16TF4, Charlson, t2/16; cum 208K 10/20;
  • 30715, 2,384, XTO, State 11X-16MB4, Charlson, t1/16; cum 269K 10/20;

Other neighboring wells:

  • 27679, 1,678, XTO, Thompson Federal 41X-17-TF2, Charlson, t12/14; cum 320K 10/20; also showed a jump in production in 1/16 (never taken off line); from 3,000 bbls over 30 days to 11,408 bbls over 31 days;
  • 27355, 1,678, XTO, Thompson 41X-17-MB3, Charlson, t12/14; cum 177K 7/20; off line 8/20; remains off line 10/20; also showed a jump in production in 1/16 (never taken off line); from 6,000 bbls over 25 days to 15,663 bbls over 31 days;

The well:

  • 17221, 111, XTO, State 11-16H, Charlson, t2/09; cum 257K 10/20; neighboring wells on same pad fracked /stimulated 2/16 (#30714, #30715, #30713)

Period of interest:


Seesaw -- December 24, 2020


May 31, 2022: free streaming.

January 22, 2022: Netflix collapses. Simply too much competition and now critics are saying Netflix paid too much for "content."

Original Post 

For remote learners in north Texas, there are three major tech components: an iPad (Apple, Inc); WebEx (Cisco); and Seesaw.

Let's do a few minutes of sleuthing -- from where did Seesaw come?

Link here.

  • founded by Adrian Graham and Carl Sjogreen, San Francisco, CA, 2013
  • well before the pandemic

From the Seesaw site:

The Seesaw platform allows students to learn and engage in creative educational activities while giving teachers and parents insight to each students progress and thinking. 
Students are able to annotate & draw, record captions with text or voice, create collages, add labels & text, and add shapes & backgrounds to their learning materials. 
Seesaw offers their platform to students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12 for all standard subjects such as art, computer science, drama, digital citizenship, english language arts, english language learning, health, higher education, history, math, music, physical education, reading, religion, science, social emotional learning, social studies, special education, STEAM, world languages, and writing. 


  • 2013: seed funding, $5 million from Greylock Partners, Wayee Chu, Ethan Beard, adn Dan Rose
  • 2018: series A funding, $8 million from Wayee Chu, Jeff Weiner, Ethan Beard, and Bubba Murarka

Now, who is that Jeff Weiner character. His name sounds familiar.

From wiki:

Jeffrey "Jeff" Weiner, born February 21, 1970 in New York City, New York, is an American businessman. He was the chief executive officer of LinkedIn. He started with LinkedIn on December 15, 2008, as Interim President.Weiner played an instrumental role in LinkedIn's acquisition by Microsoft for $26 billion in June 2016.


  • Wayee Chu: LinkedIn; focus -- education;
  • Ethan Beard: crunchbase; San Francisco, learner; Ripple; blockchain;
  • Bubba Murarka, LinkedIn:  
Bubba helped Facebook pivot to mobile, built product teams at Microsoft, started two non-profits, and founded four startups. 
Across those roles Bubba did hundreds of millions of dollars of strategic deals, was awarded multiple patents for his innovations, and built products used by more than a billion people. 
His favorite side hustle has been consulting for HBO's Silicon Valley
Along the way Bubba has invested and/or advised 50+ early stage startups including Udemy, Smule, Marco Polo, CircleCI, Periscope Data, Kettle & Fire, Running Tide, Seesaw, and Clubhouse.

Seesaw is simply amazing: